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Joe Morris, William Parker, Gerald Cleaver: Altitude

Sometimes a great show can only give you a good CD.

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17 Jul 2012 // 11:03 PM

Linkin Park: Living Things

A fine collection of rap/electronic/rock that unfortunately disappoints when compared to its predecessor.

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Shemekia Copeland and Ronnie Baker Brooks Take a Class

Copeland and Brooks infected my classroom with the ‘existential freedom’ that allows each person to stare into the darkness, yet somehow and someway, find the words, the voice, and the courage to sing a sweet song. That is, they gave us all the blues.

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Noah and the Megafauna Release Video for “Liquid Modernity”

Put on your old time dancing shoes. Noah and the Megafauna host an apocalyptic hoedown in this new video for “Liquid Modernity (You Can Never Go Home)”. This gypsy jazz collective comes well prepared to host the last dance as the ship goes down.

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6 Dec 2011 // 10:00 PM

Stanley Jordan: Friends

2008's State of Nature was no fluke – Stanley Jordan is back in business, full swing.

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David S. Ware: Organica (Solo Saxophones, Volume 2)

He may be 61, and he may have a new kidney, but David S. Ware continues to run over people's expectations with every new project.

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Greg Ward: Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut

Still early in his career, saxophonist Greg Ward has cranked out a fully realized sophomore album.

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Aram Bajakian: Aram Bajakian’s Kef

Kef is postmodern chamber jazz that swings proficiently with an always-apparent – and quite convincing – Eastern vibe.

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Ron Carter: Ron Carter’s Great Big Band

Ron Carter's Great Big Band is one of those mixed bags that ends up being a full blessing.

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Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York / Min-Yoh / Kaze: ETO / Watershed / Rafale

Satoko Fujii releases three new albums with three different groups. As expected, it's three different kinds of music. What's surprising is how good they all manage to be in their own right.

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24 Oct 2011 // 9:57 PM

Greg Reitan: Daybreak

A consistent amount of grace often leads to a uni-directional work, as with Greg Reitan's Daybreak.

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James Blake: Enough Thunder EP

Given the success of his self-titled debut, it is tempting to expect too much from this release. But Enough Thunder is an encouraging sign that James Blake is open to furthering his artistic vision.

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Apparat: The Devil’s Walk

The German electronic musician and erstwhile member of Moderat returns with a warmer, softer edge than contemporaries like James Blake.

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17 Oct 2011 // 9:59 PM

Jon Regen: Revolution

A rather moving pop record with guest turns from Benmont Tench and Andy Summers.

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Lake Street Dive: Live at the Lizard Lounge

Live at the Lizard Lounge, which was recorded earlier this year at a Boston-area hometown show, has an amazing soundtrack but a rather underwhelming video to accompany it.

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11 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Trombone Shorty: For True

If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...

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Augusto Pirodda / Gary Peacock / Paul Motian: No Comment

This album is piano-trio jazz music. No further comment need apply.

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Dead Cat Bounce: Chance Episodes

Chance Episodes reminds us that jazz is a useful laboratory for highbrow art music experiments. More importantly, it cooks.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass: Easy Living

This re-issue reminds us of how great Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass truly were when they decided to combine powers.

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Miguel Zenón: 15 September 2011 - New York

Miguel Zenón and his quartet performed selections from his newest record.

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